Comey’s Leaker Goes Into Hiding After Being Unmasked
As TGP recently reported, fired FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intel Committee on Thursday that he asked a friend of his to leak to a memo he kept regarding his conversation with President Trump to the press.
Daniel C. Richman confirmed to the Washington Examiner that he was Comey’s friend at Columbia. He has been referred to in the New York Times as a “longtime confidant and friend of Mr. Comey’s,” and his bio at Columbia’s website lists him as an “adviser to FBI Director James B. Comey.”
Via the New York Post:
A Columbia University professor from Brooklyn went into hiding Thursday after pal James Comey revealed during his Senate testimony that the man leaked memos detailing the former FBI chief’s conversations with President Trump to the press.
But Richman had vanished from his Henry Street digs by midday, and family members, friends and neighbors wouldn’t answer doors or phone calls to shed any more light.
A doorman eventually turned security guard to stop reporters entering the building.
Richman’s wife, Alexandra Bowie, is a former president of the influential neighborhood civic group the Brooklyn Heights Association. Its director, Peter Bray, declined to speak about the man who had suddenly usurped Lena Dunham as the nabe’s most famous inhabitant.
Comey said in his testimony that he decided to give the content of his Trump memo to his good friend to leak to the press after President Trump tweeted out about possible ‘takes’ of their conversations. Comey also said of leaking the memo, “I thought it might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
The day after, it was announced that Mueller would serve as special counsel.
President Trump’s lawyer also came out swinging after Comey’s hearing wrapped up. He pointed out that Comey lied during his public testimony on Thursday.
Below is video of James Comey admitting in his testimony that he gave the contents of his memo to a ‘good friend at Columbia Law School’ to leak to the press:
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